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Eye-opening experience

Before I started playing junior footy, I was a quiet, shy kid who didn’t really like people.. I was really big for my age and just loved playing ball sports with my parents.. I went to Auskick once, but was turned away pretty quickly after I

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 21 2018
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Students successful

Benalla P-12 College Year 12 students who completed their studies last year will be heading in various directions this year, with many of them being offered places at universities.. Some will be pursuing vocational pathways and others have secured

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 21 2018
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Major regional funding body presenting grant writing sessions

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) will share grant seeking tips and insights at free workshops at the Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Learning Centre on 28 February 2018.. The sessions are to assist community groups and

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 20 2018
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Water

Report calls for reform to G-MW

An independent panel has found that Goulburn-Murray Water is an organisation badly in need of change, and major reform is needed to ensure that it will be sustainable into the future.. The panel’s report, released last week by Victorian Water

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Geoff Adams
Feb 21 2018
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Solar company seeking site at Numurkah

First Solar Australia is branching into Victoria for the first time, with a proposed solar farm set for north of Numurkah.. The Moira Solar Farm, as it will be known, will be located at the intersection of Numurkah and Naring Rds and will include

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
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Finley solar farm gets go-ahead

The $170million Finley Solar Farm proposal has been approved by the NSW Government, in what is a first for the state’s Department of Planning in 2018.. The project, which will be located on Canalla Rd adjacent to the Finley substation, will

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
Water

Changes promised for G-MW

The changes proposed for G-MW are about being more transparent on costs, implementing efficiencies and making sure the organisation delivers the services the community wants at an affordable price, Federal Water Minister Lisa Neville says.. The

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
Water

Murray Darling basin plan threatened

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is under threat after Federal Government changes seeking to distribute water differently were shot down in the Senate.. The Coalition was unable to strike a deal with Labor, which supported a Greens disallowance motion

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
Water

Water charge review promised by Nationals

A Liberal Nationals government would review the charges of Victoria’s rural water authorities to ensure water storage and delivery costs are fair and equitable.. Shadow Water Minister Steph Ryan announced the review, which will examine water

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
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Victorian Government to decide on Shepp solar

The Victorian government will decide on planning applications for four solar farms in the Greater Shepparton region... The City of Greater Shepparton handed over the responsibility and last week the Victorian government agreed to call in the

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Shepparton News
Feb 19 2018
News

More bank competition urged

Australia’s long-standing policy to prevent mergers of the big four banks is ‘‘redundant’’ and the sector needs a new champion to promote competition, the Productivity Commission says.. The commission has released

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Shepparton News
Feb 19 2018
News

New plan for land sales

The Federal Government has announced a plan for new rules regarding the sale of agricultural land in an attempt to address rising foreign investment.. The changes require land to be widely marketed for a minimum of 30 days and for Australians to be

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2018
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Eating raw chicken...

If you like to give your beloved pooch a chicken neck to gnaw on as a treat, you might want to reconsider.. A new study has found eating raw chicken increases the risk of dogs developing a paralysing and sometimes fatal condition by more than 70

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2018
Livestock

RamSelect offers...

Kangaroo Island stud Ella Matta White Suffolk and Merino has credited genetic selection app RamSelect with helping it record its best sales result late last year.. The sale saw the stud sell its highest ever top-priced ram for $16000 and achieve an

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
Water

Have say on flood...

Residents from various towns across north-east Victoria have a chance to contribute to the formation of local flood studies for the Goulburn and Broken areas this month.. Work is starting on a flood study for the Broken River floodplain (Lake

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
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Billy Graham, preacher to millions, dies

US evangelist Billy Graham has died at his home in North Carolina at the age of 99, a spokesman says.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2018
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Florida survivors to rally on gun control

Survivors of a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead have travelled to the state capital to press politicians to take more action on gun control.

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AAP News
Feb 21 2018
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Ghouta residents 'wait to die' amid bombs

A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and air strikes on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus have killed hundreds of people.

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AAP News
Feb 21 2018
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WiseTech slips despite H1 profit boost

Logistics giant WiseTech Global has lifted profit and revenue after a string of acquisitions and organic business growth but shares dipped on Wednesday.

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AAP News
Feb 21 2018
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Qld students critical, overdose suspected

Seven students have been hospitalised and four are in a critical condition after a suspected drug overdose at their Gold Coast high school.

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AAP News
Feb 21 2018
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Turnbull leading mega-delegation to US

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is on his way to meet President Donald Trump at the White House, along with a delegation of state premiers and business leaders.

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AAP News
Feb 21 2018
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Dutton pushes foreign fighter crackdown

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has called for a rethink of foreign fighter laws in his first major speech since taking on the mega-portfolio.

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AAP News
Feb 21 2018
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Australia needs broader tax reform: IMF

The International Monetary Fund estimates the Australian economy could expand by a further 1.3 per cent if it undertook broader tax reform.

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AAP News
Feb 21 2018
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Body parts advertised online: court hears

One of three men sentenced over the brutal torture and murder of Gold Coast man Shaun Barker gloated online he had body parts for sale, a court has heard.

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AAP News
Feb 21 2018
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Dutton makes school loyalty pledge case

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says students could pledge loyalty to Australia as part of a rejuvenated school civics program.

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AAP News
Feb 21 2018
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Border boss inquiry time justified: Dutton

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has defended the time it has taken to investigate the conduct of Australian Border Force Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg.

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AAP News
Feb 21 2018
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